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#22756 AdLibitum

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 17:58


I have a job interview!

Great!!!! :) I bet you're pleased!
Very much so! :) It looks like a really good employer, so I do hope something will come of it.
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#22757 Zixi

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 18:17

 

 

I have a job interview!

Great!!!! :) I bet you're pleased!
Very much so! :) It looks like a really good employer, so I do hope something will come of it.

 

I'm keeping fingers crossed for you! It's really good news! :)


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#22758 AdLibitum

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 21:31


I have a job interview!

Great!!!! :) I bet you're pleased!
Very much so! :) It looks like a really good employer, so I do hope something will come of it.
I'm keeping fingers crossed for you! It's really good news! :)
:) :) :) I'll report back.
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#22759 Banjogirl

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 17:01

We're away for a long weekend.
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#22760 dorfmouse

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 18:21

Saw a friend for the first time in ages. Apart from being very careful about plague regulations, she had got a very bad dose of Gürtelrose (shingles) - face paralysed, very painful other symptoms. She caught it from a neighbour who was cadging lifts off her, and didn't tell her she was infected.
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I hadn't thought much about it but have now had the first of two shots against it on doc's recommendation. Ladies especially, do look into it. It's a really not nice illness.
(She's fine now but needed a lot of treatment including speech therapy.)
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#22761 Latin pianist

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 18:35

I may be wrong but I understand that you can’t catch shingles from another person with shingles. You can catch chicken pox from them but you don’t catch shingles, it’s something to do with the chicken pox virus being reactivated. Please correct me if that’s not right.


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#22762 LoneM

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 18:44

"You cannot spread shingles to others. But people who have not had chickenpox before could catch chickenpox from you.

This is because shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus."

https://www.nhs.uk/c...tions/shingles/


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#22763 dorfmouse

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 19:31

So, if you, person A, catch the chicken pox virus from person B with shingles, and then you develop shingles, isn't it rather splitting hairs to say you didn't get the shingles from them? Puzzled.

My friend was not allowed to leave hospital before the medics were sure she was not infectious.
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#22764 vron

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 20:59

shingles is  a sort of reactivated chicken pox that you already had some time in the past. You dont get chicken pox from someone with shingles and then immediately develop shingles. so often is is older people who get shingles re-activated from the chicken pox they had as a child. usually occurs when immune system is low and you are stressed ill etc.


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Posted 18 June 2021 - 21:22

I've always wondered if the supposed association with being ill or stressed is actually confirmation bias. I've never seen any research that shows it to be true, it's just something that everyone, including doctors, 'knows'. I got shingles when I'd just come back from a very relaxing holiday. I was more well than I sometimes am, and very unstressed. If people expect an association with stress then it's very easy to discount the sufferers who actually don't fit in with what they're expecting.

I thought it was really funny when I went to the doctor's with it. I had to sit in the plague waiting room. But the doctor said you're not actually all that infectious when you have shingles, and certainly not once the rash has dried up. If you get the anti-viral medicine quickly enough it can stop the rash before it even gets to the weepy stage. And can reduce the pain.

Shingles is horrid. I have post shingles pain which will probably never go away, though currently I get it less often than I used to.

You can only get the shingles vaccine on the NHS if you're between 70 and 80. It's one injection here, which is thought to last about five years.
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Posted 19 June 2021 - 07:43

Here it's recommended for 60+, or 50+ if you have other vulnerabilities. My medical insurance company (not private) covers it but I believe not all of them do as it's not a compulsory service.
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Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:36

A Song Thrush has been singing in our larch tree these last few days. We've also got a woodpecker visiting with extremely clumsy youngster! :)


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Posted 20 June 2021 - 17:49

Fabulous day by (and in) a river in Northumberland.
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Posted 20 June 2021 - 19:07

Fabulous day by (and in) a river in Northumberland.

River Amble ???  We twice stayed at Wirkworth , just in form the coast on the Amble. Lovely spot.


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Posted 20 June 2021 - 19:08

Undergoing a bindweed offensive.

I lost by approximately 173,561 nil....

BPx
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